Attorney General Bill Barr says decline of religion is the blame for increased violence and drug abuse

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Attorney General Bill Bar says increased rates of mental illness and drug abuse can be attributed to the declining influence of religion in the United States

In an ominous address on Friday to law students at University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Attorney General Bill Bar attributed the increase in mental illness and drug abuse in the United States to the declining religious adherence and influence.

In his speech, the country’s top lawmaker attacked the country’s ‘so-called progressives’, by accusing them of actively and systematically destroying Judeo-Christian values.

The outspoken Republican, 69, told the crowd, “Along with the wreckage of the family, we are seeing record levels of depression and mental illness, dispirited young people, soaring suicide rates, increasing numbers of angry and alienated young males, an increase in senseless violence and a deadly drug epidemic.”

Barr, a practicing Catholic, also stated that “the campaign to destroy the traditional moral order has coincided with immense suffering and misery, and yet the forces of secularism, ignoring these tragic results, press on with even greater militancy.”

While referencing a recent law in New Jersey that requires public schools to teach LGBT history, the New York-born lawyer argued that pop culture and academia was widely used by progressives to further their secular agenda by denigrating traditional religion. 

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